48 New Deaths and 1,644 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in LA County

August 22, 2020

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 48 new deaths and 1,644 new cases of confirmed COVID-19.

 

Younger residents continue to make up the majority of positive new cases. Of the new cases reported today, 71% are of people under the age of 50 years old. Residents between the ages of 30 and 49 years old have the highest number of new cases among all age groups in LA County, 35% of new cases today.

 

While people in this age group typically have low risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19, Public Health is concerned they may unknowingly infect parents, grandparents, and friends and family who have underlying health conditions and who are at greater risk for serious illness and death.  And while, younger people have less risk, 26% of deaths in LA County have occurred among people younger than 65 years old and sadly, almost 400 individuals between the ages of 30 and 49 have died from COVID-19.

 

The state is monitoring all counties on six indicators to determine their progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19. These indicators include testing capacity, how much transmission of the virus is happening in the community, how many people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19, and the capacity of hospitals to care for people with COVID-19 with adequate numbers of available Intensive Care Unit beds and ventilators. LA County is meeting 5 of the state’s 6 indicators, only failing to meet the threshold of having less than 100 cases per 100,000 residents. The case rate per 100,000 people today is 218.

 

The positive trends that the county is seeing can be attributed to a host of efforts that entailed significant sacrifices from people, all of which decreased opportunities for transmission, particularly in high-risk settings. Residents are urged to continue physical distancing and infection control directives and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both their nose and mouth when in contact with other people not part of their household.

 

To date, Public Health has identified 230,662 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 5,537 deaths. There are currently 1,280 hospitalized, of which 33% are confirmed cases in the ICU. Upon further investigation, 36 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not L.A. County residents.

 

Of the 47 new deaths reported today (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena), 16 people that passed away were over the age of 80, 17 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, 11 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, one person who died was between the ages of 30 and 49 years old and two people who died were between the ages of 18 and 29 years old. Thirty-eight people had underlying health conditions including 12 people over the age of 80 years old, 16 people between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, seven people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, one person between the ages of 30 and 49 years old and two people between the ages of 18 and 29 years old.

 

Ninety-two percent of the people who died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 5,209 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 50% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 24% among White residents, 15% among Asian residents, 10% among African American/Black residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races.

 

Testing results are available for 2,168,595 individuals with 10% of all people testing positive.

 

“Though there are promising signs that our collective efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 are working, we are sad to report today that more Angelenos have lost their lives to COVID-19, and their loved ones are in our hearts as they mourn,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As we begin another hot summer weekend in Southern California, it’s important that we remain mindful of all the precautions we have to continue to take if we want to decrease community transmission enough to re-open schools. Being around people who aren’t part of your household puts you and them at a greater risk for COVID-19, which is why it is so important to stay at home as much as possible and avoid all gatherings, of any size, with people who are not part of your household. When you go outside for exercise and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, wear a face covering, avoid crowds and stay a safe distance away from others.”

 

The Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

 

The best protection against COVID-19 continues to be to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing, and wear a clean face covering when in contact with others from outside your household. It’s important if someone thinks they could be positive for COVID-19 and are awaiting testing results, to stay at home and act as if they are positive. This means self-isolating for 10 days and 72 hours after symptoms and fever subside, or until they receive a negative result. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, they should plan on receiving a call from a contact tracer to discuss how to protect themselves and others, to find out where they may have been, and who they were in close contact with while infectious.

 

Please see additional information below:

 

 

 

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

230662

1644

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)*

218378

1550

-- Long Beach

10016

86

-- Pasadena

2268

8

Deaths

5537

48

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

5225

47

-- Long Beach

201

1

-- Pasadena

111

0

Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

 

 

- 0 to 4

3483

 

- 5 to 11

7650

 

- 12 to 17

9537

 

- 18 to 29

54011

 

- 30 to 49

75285

 

- 50 to 64

42317

 

- 65 to 79

16776

 

-  over 80

7972

 

-  Under Investigation

1347

 

Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

 

 

-  Female

109313

 

-  Male

105751

 

-  Other

93

 

-  Under Investigation

3221

 

Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

188

 

-  Asian

6894

 

-  Black

6343

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

79082

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

675

 

-  White

16635

 

-  Other

26429

 

-  Under Investigation

82132

 

Hospitalization (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

15816

 

Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

10

 

-  Asian

774

 

-  Black

527

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

2618

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17

 

-  White

1235

 

-  Other

28

 

-  Under Investigation

16

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

139

666

City of Alhambra

1097

1265

City of Arcadia

428

741

City of Artesia

288

1715

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

1330

2658

City of Baldwin Park

2495

3250

City of Bell

1389

3823

City of Bell Gardens

1702

3952

City of Bellflower

2085

2682

City of Beverly Hills

593

1718

City of Bradbury

13

1216

City of Burbank

1248

1164

City of Calabasas

229

941

City of Carson

1619

1725

City of Cerritos

495

989

City of Claremont

323

885

City of Commerce*

505

3864

City of Compton

3534

3537

City of Covina

1191

2429

City of Cudahy

985

4046

City of Culver City

361

906

City of Diamond Bar

479

833

City of Downey

3572

3126

City of Duarte

444

2017

City of El Monte

3886

3314

City of El Segundo

115

685

City of Gardena

1067

1740

City of Glendale

2916

1412

City of Glendora

1116

2115

City of Hawaiian Gardens

467

3182

City of Hawthorne

1721

1938

City of Hermosa Beach

183

930

City of Hidden Hills

7

370

City of Huntington Park

2509

4218

City of Industry

30

6865

City of Inglewood

2529

2227

City of Irwindale

61

4181

City of La Canada Flintridge

153

739

City of La Habra Heights

32

587

City of La Mirada

753

1518

City of La Puente

1324

3253

City of La Verne

394

1184

City of Lakewood

1093

1360

City of Lancaster*

2741

1696

City of Lawndale

562

1672

City of Lomita

217

1047

City of Lynwood*

2854

3961

City of Malibu

91

702

City of Manhattan Beach

304

844

City of Maywood

1246

4442

City of Monrovia

652

1680

City of Montebello

1981

3077

City of Monterey Park

830

1333

City of Norwalk

2887

2683

City of Palmdale

3430

2158

City of Palos Verdes Estates

78

577

City of Paramount

2141

3822

City of Pico Rivera

2108

3279

City of Pomona

4764

3055

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

258

604

City of Redondo Beach

504

734

City of Rolling Hills

6

309

City of Rolling Hills Estates

36

444

City of Rosemead

720

1301

City of San Dimas*

452

1310

City of San Fernando

765

3108

City of San Gabriel

539

1316

City of San Marino

69

520

City of Santa Clarita

2796

1268

City of Santa Fe Springs

478

2603

City of Santa Monica

734

794

City of Sierra Madre

65

592

City of Signal Hill

231

1958

City of South El Monte

708

3390

City of South Gate

3922

3996

City of South Pasadena

241

925

City of Temple City

472

1295

City of Torrance

1239

830

City of Vernon

9

4306

City of Walnut

236

773

City of West Covina

2500

2310

City of West Hollywood

479

1296

City of Westlake Village

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